Category Archives: Travel Tales

Travel resources and travel articles from expat freelance writer Amanda Walkins. Follow her travels around the world.

Women in Travel Summit (WITS) Travel Conference

Women in Travel Summit WITS logo

I recently spent a week in Portland, Maine, at the Women in Travel Summit (WITS) travel conference. To say I felt right at home would be a complete understatement! Joining together with several hundred fellow travel addicts for multiple days of inclusive seminars was a breath of fresh air I didn’t even realize I needed. […]

A Quick Rundown of Life in Malta

Valletta Malta city view

We’ve been busy!! In the best sort of way, though. Since I simply don’t have the time right now to offer lots of in-depth insights into where we’ve been and what we’ve done (not to say I won’t find the time eventually!), here’s a quick rundown of life in Malta lately. A Weekend Away in […]

Enjoy History at the In Guardia Parade in Valletta

In Guardia Parade in Valletta Malta

If you haven’t yet noticed, I’m a bit of a history nerd. It’s inherited – my dad’s favorite line to say is: “Did you know…” followed by a fact or story of interest. I’ve taken on that tendency, but you can’t keep saying, “Did you know?” without following it up with interesting facts! And so, […]

Day Trip to the Island of Gozo from Malta

Island of Gozo cliffs near the old Azure Window

Did you know that Malta is an independent nation consisting of three main islands in the Mediterranean? We live on the island of Malta, which is the largest. The island of Gozo is the second-largest and less densely populated. The island of Comino is non-residential. Both Gozo and Comino are easily accessible from Malta and, […]

The Annual Mdina Medieval Festival in Malta

dancing at Mdina Medieval Festival

My favorite part of moving to a new expat home is exploring and learning about my new host country. One of the first things I do is check out upcoming calendars for festivals, annual events, and anything else noteworthy so I can try to catch them all. The first one that popped up for our […]